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    People must learn to behave responsibly: Court

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    BY JENNIFER KUSAPA The Magistrate Court has issued a strong word of advice urging people to learn to behave responsibly and not to take the law into one’s own hand – especially when under influence...

    Man charged with murder of rugby player

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    BY JENNIFER KUSAPA A man has been charged with the murder of a young man in Avatai village, west Rennell. Earlier this week, Island Sun reported this incident in which the victim was a well-known national...

    Bangladeshi’s case moved for May 18

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    BY JENNIFER KUSAPA Principal Magistrate Felix Hollison has adjourned the case of a foreign national for May 18, 2021 for mention. The accused appeared in court yesterday and had his case further adjourned. The Bangladesh national faces...

    One Link Director case for plea

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    BY JENNIFER KUSAPA THE case against One Link director Gerard Tauohu is listed for plea today at the Honiara Magistrate court. Tauohu earlier faced 33 counts of false pretence under the penal code, and one count...

    Former CDL employee to appear in court

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    BY JENNIFER KUSAPA A FORMER employee of the CDL Company accused of stealing from the company in 2017 will appear in court today. The employee was a former female sales officer. The case will be heard before...

    No man, woman should stand family violence: Chief Justice

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    BY JENNIFER KUSAPA “No man, woman, or young person in the society in his right mind should tolerate the increasing surge of crimes of violence against families.” Chief Justice Sir Albert Palmer says this in the...

    Eight to face court over Utupua death

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    BY JENNIFER KUSAPA EIGHT men alleged to have involved in the death of a 50-year-old man on Utupua Island on December 22, 2019 return to court for mention. This is the case against Ishmael Nipwae, Nickson...

    71-yo jailed for underage rape

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    BY JENNIFER KUSAPA HIGH Court Judge Justice Maelyn Bird has imposed a nine-year sentence on a 71-year-old man for raping a girl under 15 years of age in 2019. Justice Bird said the offence of having...

    No fund to bring witnesses, rape trial vacated

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    BY JENNIFER KUSAPA THE Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) yesterday applied to the High Court to vacate the hearing into the case of a man charged with rape. This was because the DPP and the police...

    All hands on deck against sex crimes on girls: Court

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    BY JENNIFER KUSAPA THE court has reiterated that addressing sexual offences in the country requires collaborative effort from all stakeholders. Chief Justice Sir Albert Palmer, in his recent sentence on a sexual offence case, said while...